The push towards two-step passwords and better security continues.
Dropbox trials two-factor authentication beta
A few weeks ago, when Dropbox users began reporting that their emails had been leaked to spam lists, Dropbox made some security changes and promised it would bolster its security measures further. The company has now made good on its promise, rolling out the beta version of a two-factor authentication system over the weekend.
Visit the link above for instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication.
I am a big fan of extra security for everything. I have two-factor authentication with my bank, PayPal, and in all my Google accounts. It’s good to see more companies beefing up our consumer security options.
Continue reading The two-step password movement continues – Dropbox joins in
Back in November we posted about a whole bunch of ways to get more free space on Dropbox, last month we doubled our referral credits, and just last weekend we kicked off Dropquest II.
With so many ways to increase the size of your Dropbox, we decided to whip up a new Get Space page to put it all in one place. Some ways to get more space (and lots of it) include upgrading your account, referring your friends, or connecting with Twitter and Facebook!
Photo uploads for free space
You’re probably thinking “But my photos are large, won’t automatic uploading eat up all my Dropbox space?” We’ve got you covered. Don’t forget, we’ll give you 500 MB of Dropbox space for your first automatic upload. As you take and upload more photos and videos, you can earn up to 3 GB extra, for free.
Continue reading Dropbox offers 3GB more free space – adds “Get more space” page
To get the free space, download the latest build, plug-in your smartphone/camera, and upload all you can.
During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos. For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you’ll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 4.5GB total. [Update: To clarify, you can get up to 5GB of free space with this feature, if you count the initial 500MB space for the first photo import].
- 500MB of free space on first photo import
- Cleanup UI in Windows non admin installation.
- Fix infinite restart of Dropbox when database was corrupted.
- Fix import error on iPhone with lots and lots of photos.
- Better Handling of out of quota issues on first photo import.
- Other small fixes
- Importing of photos from cameras, phones, and SD cards.
- Batch upload/download of files.
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